Which New York Schools Offer EMT Courses and Training?

Learn about EMT training in New York State. Get information about classes available and admission requirements to make an informed decision about your education. Schools offering Fire & Emergency Services degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Are you a prospective EMT student in New York, searching for a school that will suit your academic needs? Perhaps this article can help you! Below, you'll read about several nearby institutions that offer programs in varying educational levels. Read on to find information on three EMT courses, an EMT refresher course, and two paramedic certification programs.

What You Need to Know

In New York, you could take a three- or four-month long EMT-Basic course, and this program could prepare you to take the certification exam. If you already have your EMT-Basic training, a refresher course takes about two months to complete and prepares you to renew your certification. In about a year, you could complete an EMT-Paramedic course. These programs combine classroom lectures with field experiences and/or labs, and are offered through community colleges and universities.

EMT-Basic Course in New York State

Stony Brook University

This non-credit course offers classes all day Saturday and Sunday from the beginning of September to the second last week in December. During this time, you take classes and labs. Topics covered include patient assessment, respiratory emergencies, allergies, poisoning, musculoskeletal care, hazardous materials, and geriatric emergencies.

  • Program Name: Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B)
  • Program Length: About four months
  • Tuition and Fees: $8,855 per year for in-state students; $23,935 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 24,600 total student population (about 16,500 undergraduates)

SUNY College of Technology at Canton

The basic EMT course is a non-credit course. You study pathophysiology, medical emergencies, shock, bleeding emergencies, head and neck injuries, patient assessment, and vehicle extrications. You also complete practical experiences in an ambulance and emergency room. A refresher course is also available.

  • Program Name: Basic EMT Original
  • Program Length: About four months
  • Tuition and Fees: $7,855 per year for in-state students; $12,245 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Physical, skin test for tuberculosis
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 3,300 undergraduates

SUNY Westchester Community College

In the EMT program, you learn how to give CPR and defibrillate a patient. The course includes drivers' education if you don't have a driver's license and a 10-hour emergency department clinical.

  • Program Name: Emergency Medical Technician
  • Program Length: Thirteen weeks
  • Tuition and Fees: $4,723 per year for in-state students; $12,213 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: High school diploma
  • Admission Requirements: Able to lift 50 lbs., physical exam, drug test, background check, Department of Health in NYS clearance, 18 years old or older
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 13,900 undergraduates

EMT Refresher Course in New York State

Dutchess Community College

This course helps you update your EMT cognitive and psychomotor knowledge to qualify for the NYS certification exam. You may be exempted from certain sessions if you can show competency in the area being covered. The course is offered at night so you can continue working during the day.

  • Program Name: EMT refresher
  • Program Length: About two months
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,866 per year for in-state students; $7,226 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Current or previous EMT-B certification
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 9,900 undergraduates

Paramedic Certificate Programs in New York State

Stony Brook University

To earn the paramedic certificate, you complete 696 clinical hours in ambulance services, emergency departments, operating rooms, and intensive care units. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration developed the training program, which is divided into modules covering preparation, ventilation and airway management, patient assessment, trauma, medical, special considerations, assessment-based management, and operations.

  • Program Name: EMT-Paramedic Certificate
  • Program Length: About 1 year
  • Tuition and Fees: $8,855 per year for in-state students; $23,935 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: High school diploma
  • Admission Requirements: Certified NY state EMT, 18 or older, emergency medical services (EMS) experience at least EMT level, test of EMT-B level medical knowledge
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 24,600 total student population (about 16,500 undergraduates)

SUNY Westchester Community College

As a paramedic student, you attend classes and labs, as well as complete field internships and clinical experiences. Classes include physiology, anatomy, and pharmacology. You take labs in responsibilities of paramedics, traumatic injuries, assessment, treatment, and obstetrical emergencies.

  • Program Name: Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certificate
  • Program Length: Two semesters
  • Tuition and Fees: $4,723 per year for in-state students; $12,213 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Criminal background check, drug screening, supply own transportation, EMT certification, malpractice insurance
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 13,900 undergraduates

In summary, Stony Brook University, SUNY Westchester Community College, and SUNY College of Technology at Canton each offer EMT courses, Dutchess Community College offers an EMT refresher course, and Stony Brook University and SUNY Westchester Community College each offer EMT-Paramedic certificate programs.

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